About This Region
Many U.S. students who study abroad for academic credit select East Asia as their destination, studying and working in various regions throughout the region. Several programs exist that fund research and study throughout East Asia, making the possibility of a hands-on study abroad experience viable.
In 2013, 39,112 U.S. students chose to study abroad in East Asia, with the countries of China, Japan and South Korea receiving the highest number of American students. In the region of Southeast Asia, Thailand and Singapore received the most U.S. students.
To learn more about study abroad in this region, click on the country reports above. For funded opportunities, visit the foreign government resources and U.S. government programs pages.